Thursday, September 17, 2009

Touch of Vaudeville Angels

First referenced on my (still) favourite blog Le Divan Fumoir Bohemian. I speak zero french so I'll take a stab at translating the name - The Divine Bohemian Bastard - Even if I'm totally wrong I still think that's a super name for a blog 
These haunting images from heavily-themed, and hence fascinating, blog A Touch of Vaudeville

All images via A Touch of Vaudeville

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Maximum Martha Moment

My very first post for this blog was about my desire and absolute need for a Martha Stewart-esque wrapping station. I now add to it the need for a linen and tablecloth room. Her impressive Skylands home has just such a necessity. Numerous drawers, cupboards, hanging closets and even whole laundry rooms are dedicated purely to the upkeep of the amazing vintage lace and linen collection. The legion of maids required to maintain it all are the final desirous element.  
These photos don't come close to describing the extent of obsession. See the first episode of the new Martha Stewart Show season.  

There are floor-to-ceiling cupboards of hanging dowels; to store pristinely laundered and pressed hand-made lace tablecloths 
You can just make out the horizontal rolls of tablecloths in the background below, kept hidden by oversized roll-top doors
These are the best photos I could find, thanks to Marthasmoments blog 

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Selby So

Random images I like from The Selby
Crocheted confectionaries
Cos I just feel like a little Paris today
Can never have too many knobs

Photogenic doggy rump with cool artwork
Ponies on a stick
You know I like owls
Baby, baby grand and posing pooch
All rights of these images belong to the photographer Todd Selby 

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ben Does My Interiors, Who Does Yours?

If I were a Hollywood It celebrity I'd have Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz design all my homes.... in the hills of LA, my NY city pad (for when I do short stints on Broadway) and the holiday house in the Hamptons. 
Oh look, here it is.

Interior of the Hamptons house below. 
All Browns/Saide Hamptons residence images via Yatzer

Below, the interior of the Mondrian LA Hotel

These images via BNOdesign site

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Animal Is A Style, Isn't It?

Todd Selby photographs Beautiful People in their homes. You know the types, young + attractive with enviable jobs and no responsibilities, enough money to live a 'lifestyle', but not so much they lose their edge. I particularly like the quirky home of Matthew Eikelberger - boutique manager, artist and musician in his home in Silverlake Los Angeles.

All images via The Selby

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ideas Lit

Initially spotted on Interior Divine blog, these whimsical handmade light fixtures from French company Mathieu Challieres. I've been thinking about making some myself since numerous disheartening trips to lighting stores. I'm not particularly keen on birds, but some papier-mache and chicken wire spray-painted gold, and away we go. 

Unfortunately I don't recall where this pic is from but the chandeliers and colourful backdrops give the warehouse certain zing, don't you think?

Monday, September 7, 2009

Secretive Ladies & Travelling By Fish-Boat

When I visit the V&A site I'm always drawn to 
1) Intriguing portraits and 2) Chinoiserie. 
It's delightful to stumble upon similar threads in very contemporary design, in this case by English designer David Carter. 
Pensive lady with secrets

The potential living room of a man who gets to the shops on the back of a fish-creature
Nature only slightly strange
Object images from V&A site. 
Interiors images from David Carter's portfolio